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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE -- THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1988 | S k Course Opened P-4gle, of Shepherdstown, cuts the rib- the nine-hole golf course at Cress on the Shepherd Grade Road. ribbon-cutting are Diane Elder. Beverly and John Phillips, who for the development and John also Conococheague returns to Frank nights, July 22 the summer late running $35,000 purse check for resembles the fans are in for dubbed by aagazine as the ever saw, had want...top action, several year, to the the race con- one. the fwst positions with In the final laps, car under was awarded to Saw local stars Armel duel the final 5O with a car Won was like the V Franklin, battl- to finish with the win. through the he was vic- Hayes Little i being the PGA Professional, Judge William Drennen, Mayor Egle, Bruce Jacobsen, Margaret Drennen and Hank Walter. Below, Judge Drennan has the honor of being the first golfer to tee off after the ceremony. (Photos by Chris Blauvelt) 100 Oval The sixth running found Gary Stuhler piloting the Hayes built car to its second straight win in a close vie-_ tory over Jeff Robinson and dney Franklin. Racing begins at 8 p.m. both nights with warmups at 7:30. Track gates open at 6 p.m. For additional informa- tion, contact the track office-at 301-582-0640. CT Winner CHARLES TOWN -- Seemingly beaten at the head of the stretch, favored Why Jan responded to jockey Cedric Lewis' urging to wear down 25-to-1 longshet Wetland Canal in deep stretch and post a neck decision in the Raymond C. Kohlhepp Memorial Stakes Saturday at the Oracles Town Races. Why Jan has now won five of her last six races, including Charles Town's last three stakes. Why Jan earned $10,920 of the total $16,800 purse for Heavenly Acres Farms, boosting her lifetime earnings over the $220,000 mark. The Donald Saville-trained mare ran the seven furlongs in 1:27.3 while carrying top weight of 127 pounds. Why Jan paid $2.80 as the prohibitive favorite. "This race was very hard on her," Lewis said. "It took everything she had to win it. I don't think the weight bothered her as much as the track did. It was a very deep track and she got tired toward the end. When we pass- ed the finish line she pulled right up, and usually she runs off for a while. Down the backstretch, jockey Larry Dupuy had Welland Canal running smoothly in second behind Bold Quest, about two lengths in front of Why Jan. Dupuy and Welland Canal pulled away around the far turn and with a furlong to run looked to be the winners. But Why Jan dug in and prevailed despite giving 12 pounds to the runner-up. League Action LITTLE LEAGUE District 6, Area 4 Little league tour- nament action gets underway today at the South Berkeley diamond at Bunker Hill. A single contest is scheduled for this afternoon at 5:30 when Berkeley Springs tackles Hedgesville. The loser will then take on one of Jefferson County's two tourney representatives, the Charles Town-Ranson Little League All-Stars, the game to be played Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, also at Bunker Hill. Another opening round game in the double elimination tournament pits South Berkeley against the Jefferson County Little League All-Stars Friday afternoon at 5:30 at Bunker Hill. The loser will go on to play Martinsburg's representatives Saturday afternoon at 4:30. Play in the loser's bracket will take place Sunday afternoon at 2 and 4 p.m.; on Monday afternoon at 2:30, and finally on Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock, with the winner of the loser's bracket advancing to the loser's bracket of the district tournament. SENIOR DIVISION In the Senior Division of Little League play the District 6 title was to have been settled Wednesday afternoon. Martinsburg, undefeated in senior division action, was to meet once- beaten Grafton in an early afternoon contest. A Martiusburg win would net the Berkeley Countians the district ti- tle. A Grafton win would necessitate a second game the same afternoon. Jefferson County's senior all-stars played well enough in their opening round game with South Berkeley, posting an 8-5 decision. But the second time out, Jefferson was eliminated, losing two games in one day, to Berkeley Springs, 4 to 3, and to Hamp- shire, 8-4. JUNIOR DIVISION The Jefferson Little Lague junior division team appears to be in the driver's seat in District 6, Area 2 play. Jefferson won its open(rig, tour- nament contests and remains un- defeated in the winner's bracket. Jef- ferson was scheduled to meet South Berkeley Wednesday evening at Hedgesville. In the meantime, Martinsburg was eliminated from junior competition when Hedgesville scored an 8-7 decision in extra innings Tuesday at Hedgesville. Senior circuit play is scheduled for completion this week. i Team Improves The Jefferson Park Dolphin swim team, showing strong improvement in many areas, was defeated twice ear- ly in July, bowing to the Winchester Gators on July 5 and to the Mar- tinsburg Marlins July 7. At the July 5 meet, tyke swimmer Sheri Hill, daughter of Karen and Bill Hill, continues to dc well. She won the 8 and under 25 free, the 100 IM, and the 25 breaststroke. Senior swimmer Kathy Boyd also won three races. Her victories caTne in the 50 fly, 100 free, and the 50 back. Other Dolphin swimmers who won individual races July 5 were Ryan Nan, Katie Rendeiro, Tora Cepelka, Scott Orem, an Dee Dee Popkins. Also scoring points were Jennifer Martinez, Mike Nau, Jennifer Hat- cher, Tara Romero, Marjorie Biggs, Lisa Hill, Kathleen Kennedy, Chane Hagerstown Speedway Sets 8th Annual Armel Memorial work cut out for him in order to repeat his performance of last year. Walls has been unbeatable of late, visiting victory lane six times this season out of ten races. In addition to the limited late models, the late models will also be in action with a 35-lap feature paying $2,000 to win. Rounding out the pro- gram will be the roadrunners and the daredevils. Gates open at 5 p.m. with the first race at 7 p.m. HAGERSTOWN--The e'ghth annual Tony Armel Memorial, the most prestigious event on the limited late model schedule, headlines the action at the Hagerstown Speedway on Sun- day night, July 17. Sponsored by Gerald Smith, of Valley Proteins, in Winchester, Va., the 5o-lap race will pay $600 to the winner. As an extra added attraction, all children II years of age and under entering the speedway will receive a free hot dog and soft drink, courtesy of the nationaUy-known Buddy Armel. The all-time feature winner at Hagerstown with 78 wins, Armel will also be on hand for a special autograph session prior to the racing program. Ernie Davis, of Martinsburg, was the 19S7 winner of the Armel Memorial taking the lead on the final lap when Brent Smith ran out of fuel in a come from behind thriller. Davis has become one of the top winners in Hagerstown in the limited ranks and is ready to defend his title. Davis has one win so far this season coming on Sunday, April 17. With limited drivers like Wayne Walls, Jr., Doug Burkholder, Marvin winters, Robby Garloek, and 19o6 win- ner Roger Watkim, Davis will have his Carter, Meredith Biggs, Shannon Layton, Brad McDowell, Beth Dougherty, Megan Dougherty, Chan- ta Layton, Kyle Carter, Melissa Har- ris, Agnela Kordyak, Debbie Hill, Stephen Clipp, David Harris, Corey Layton, Melissa Hamill, Renee Smith, Stephanie Grove, Patrick Kearney, Bobby Brooks, J.B. Smith, Raina Romero, Mitchell Grove, and Karl Graves. In the July 7 meet with Martinsburg, seven Dolphins scored first place finishes. Tyke swimmer Ryan Nau, who is a veteran, led the team scm- with vic- tories in the 25 breaststroke and the 100 IM. Team newcomers Majorie Biggs and Shannon Layton both had their first blue ribbons of the season in this meet. Majorie won the 9-10, 50 back and Shannon won the 8 and under 25 back. Other winners were Sherri Hill, wbo won the 8 and under 100 IM, Dee Dee Popkins who won the 13-14-, 50 back, Jennifer Martinez who won the 13-14, 50 breaststroke and Kathy Boyd who won the 15-18 50 backstroke. Jennifer Hatcher, Chanta Layton, Katie Rendeiro, Steve Clipp, Debbi Hill, Tara Cepelka, Meg, an Dougher- ty, Stephanie Grove, Beth Dougherty, Chance Carter, Jill Clipp, Kyle Carter, Mike Nan, Melissa Hamill, Kathleen Kennedy, David Harris, Brad McDowell, Melissa Harris, Angela Kordyak, Corey Layton, Kari Graves, Mitchell Grove, Raina Romero, Brian Kordyak, J.B. Smith, Lisa Hill, Tara Romero, Ronee Smith, Scott Orem, Patrick Kearney, and Meredith Biggs also scored points in this meet. Swim Team Hosting Martinsburg The Jefferson Park swim team which has been on the road for its first five meets this summer, returns to the friendly confines of the park pool for a home meet with Martimtsn tonight (July 14) at 6 o'clock. On Saturday, Ju- ly 16, they bost the annual Jefferson In- vitational meet, an all.day affair that begins at 9 a.m. Joining Jefferson in the invitaUonal meet will he Martinsbtwg, Winchester, Gettystsa'g, and Shippemburg. Jeffer- Kathy Boyd, 13-14 bretrokev Jen- nifer Martinez, and 15-18 sprinter Mat Coffey. All have Ua, ned in fine efforts thus far in the season. The public is encouraged to attend the meets. There is no admission charge. Fully stocked concession stands will be available both days. All Jefferson Park swimmers will be par- ticipating and local parts are asked to be available to help throughout the day on July 16. son is expected to be led by eight and As is custom, both pools will be elm- under Sheri Hill, 15-18 backstroker ed all day Saturday, July 16. Sports Shorts HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICNext Wednesday, July 20, from 9 to 11 a.m., all Jefferson High School and Jef- ferson County junior high school students (Shepher- dstown, Charles Town and Harpers Ferry) who plan to participate in school athletic programs in 1988-89 will undergo physical examinations at Jefferson High School. Local physicians and nurses will donate their time to administer the physicals, which are a necessary adjunct to participation in any structured school sport. Jefferson High Trainer Peachy Dield urges all prospec- tive sports participants, boys and girls, to take advan- tage of this free physical examination. AT WRESTLING CLINIC--Kenny Miller II, son of Mrs. Linda Jennings, South Brooke Street, Charles Town, and Kenny Miller of Summit Point, attended the 1988 Annapolis. (Md.) Wrestling Clinic held at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis this past June. The ten- day clinic consisted of running five miles each morning, wrestling sessions, weightlifting, competitive wrestling, swimming, films and instructional drill classes. Kenny, who will be a senior member of the Jefferson High Cougar wrestling squad this coming school term, said he had an enjoyable time but more importantly believes that what he learned will be helpful in wrestling com- petition at JHS. MARSHALL SCHEDULE TOUGHENS--The football schedule of Marshall University in Huntington will toughen considerably come the early 1990's, according to announcement made by the Herd's new athletic director, Lee Moon. A three-game series against North Carolina State has been arranged, with all three games in Raleigh, starting October 1991, the second on Sep- tember 11 in 1993 and the third on September 16, 1995. In addition, the Herd has scheduled the Tar Heels of North Carolina on October 2, 1993, at North Carolina. A real feather in the cap of the Huntington institution, which hopes for a new football stadium where it might be able to book Atlantic Coast Conference teams in the future. All is not sweetness at Marshall, however, where the athletic department is taking steps to overcome a half- million dollar deficit in the school's athletic funds. A committee was named to look into the problem and is expected to come up with guidelines later this month that will provide safeguards against the recurrence of the problem. Marshall, an NCAA Division 1-AA member of the Southern Conference, also was visited by a representative of the NCAA, Terri Rifle, who reported that Marshall had taken the proper steps toward remedying its financial problems. WILL CONFERENCE SWITCH?--The West Virginia Intercollege Athletic Conference is currently mulling the possibility of switching its membership from the NAIA'to NCAA Division II membership. Barry Blizzard, who serves as commissioner of the 13-team circuit, is currently studying the pros and cons of such a change. He'll present factual information (but no recommen- dation) to the presidents of the thirteen schools in March of next year, and they'll in turn render a decision. The NAIA is currently busy defending its status with the West Virginia teams - Shepherd, West Virginia State, West Virginia Tech, Charleston, Fairmont State, Glen- ville State, David and Elkins, Wheeling, Alderson- Broaddus, Concord, Bluefield, West Liberty and Salem. Presently, according to NAIA representative associate executive director Wally Schwartz, West Virginia's District 28 is traditionally one of the strongest in the NAIA, and it is expected the NAIA will go all out to maintain West Virginia's membership in the organization. BELIEVE IT--The Los Angeles Lakers just com- pleted the professional basketball season by retaining their world championship by defeating the Detroit Pistons. Would you believe that professional football starts Sunday when the Washington Redskins begin their Super Bowl title defense by reporting to Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.? Believe it-actual pre-season games will get underway August 5 at RFK Stadium against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The regular season opener is September 5 at the New York Giants. the durham agency m /